The end of November is rushing towards us and Christmas is just around the corner. You may be anxiously anticipating the festive season but first you're going to have to partake in another holiday ritual, which is buying presents for your friends and loved ones. Faced with holiday shopping you're going to have to make a choice. Will you venture out in possibly nasty weather to browse for gifts among frantic hordes of harried shoppers, or will you do most of the shopping while sitting at home?
Having a fair society with opportunity for everyone is possible in Ontario, says Premier Kathleen Wynne. But there are no "easy answers" to the challenges Ontarians are facing, she said. “There are dark sides to the progress that we are making,” Wynne told delegates during the Ontario Economic Summit in Niagara-on-the-Lake Friday.
Your Windows operating system didn't come with any instructions, which can lead to problems when you're unaware of a supposedly basic aspect that "you should know." One of these "basics" is how to correctly turn off your computer. At first glance, shutting down your computer should seem pretty simple. In Windows 7 or 10 you click on the Start button and then the power icon or text. However, in Windows 8 the process is tricky.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".